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Oswego Career Ladders - Shop/Lift Truck Operator

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Shop/Lift Truck Operator

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Supply Chain

Operate gas or electric industrial trucks 100% of the time. Collect or deliver material, parts, or products in or between departments or buildings. May operate industrial trucks with special attachments, such as forklifts, small boom, trailer, etc.

Work Settings

Warehouse, distribution center and/or manufacturing shop floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.


OSHA training on shop/lift truck; High school diploma or GED

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $14.30/hour.

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